Ansel Elgort to star in Warner Media’s Tokyo Vice series


Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of films such as Short Term 12 and Glass Castle, will helm the 10-episode series, while Tony-award-winning playwright J T Rogers is adapting the script from the book. 0
Comment(s) Elgort, 25, will portray Adelstein, an American journalist who embeds himself into the Tokyo Police force to reveal corruption. Advertising

The studio has handed a straight-to-series order to the project, which is based on Jake Adelstein’s non-fiction book of the same name, reported Variety. The show will be executive produced by John Lesher, Emily Gerson Saines and Elgort. The book is the author’s first-hand account of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police beat, detailing his daily descent into the neon-soaked underbelly of Tokyo, where nothing and no one is truly what or who they seem.